Chain of Communication

Melrose Staff Chain of Communication

The Melrose Public Schools is committed to supporting staff members who are seeking answers to questions, clarification on issues, or are in need of support. A clear and concise chain of communication has been established which enables staff to know who to contact for various issues that may occur and how to resolve issues.  Please refer to your contract and speak with your Building Representative with any questions related to the contract.

Questions Regarding the Following Topics:

Observation/Evaluation

STEP 1 – Department Director (PK-5 teachers- move to STEP 2); if not resolved…

STEP 2 - Building Administrator (Principal or Assistant Principal assigned as primary or secondary evaluator); if not resolved…

STEP 3 – Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning or for Pupil Personnel Services (whichever is appropriate); if not resolved…

STEP 4 – Superintendent of Schools

Pay and Insurance Benefits

STEP 1 - Assistant to Director of Finance for Payroll/Personnel; if not resolved…

STEP 2 – Director of Finance and Administrative Affairs; if not resolved…

STEP 3 – Superintendent of Schools

Curriculum and Instruction

STEP 1a – Content Facilitator; if not resolved…

STEP 1b – Instructional Coach (K-5); if not resolved…

STEP 2 – Department Director (6-12); if not resolved…

STEP 3 - Building Administrator (Principal or Assistant Principal assigned as primary or secondary evaluator); if not resolved…

STEP 4 – Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning or for PPS (whichever is appropriate); if not resolved…

STEP 5 – Superintendent of Schools

Concerns about physical classroom/building (plant)

STEP 1 – Report concern/need to Building Admin. Assistant; if not resolved…

STEP 2 – Building Administrator

Special Education services and IEP questions or concerns

STEP 1 – Liaison for student; if not resolved…

STEP 2 – Educational Team Facilitator; if not resolved…

STEP 3 – Building Administrator; if not resolved…

STEP 4 – Assistant Superintendent for PPS

Parent Communication/ Interactions

STEP 1a – Grade level, Content area or Team colleagues; if not resolved…

STEP 1b – Guidance Staff at secondary level; if not resolved…

STEP 2 – Building Administration (Assistant Principals or Principals) or Department Directors; if not resolved…

STEP 3 – Assistant Superintendent for PPS; if not resolved…

STEP 4 – Superintendent of Schools

Concerns about student well-being

STEP 1 – Contact student’s parents/guardians, initially if appropriate (if a concern about neglect or safety, go immediately to Step 2.)

STEP 1b – Liaison if SPED student; if not resolved…

STEP 2 - Guidance Staff/ School Psychologist and Building Administration (possible crises team referral); if not resolved…

STEP 3 – Assistant Superintendent for PPS

Concerns about student academics or performance

STEP 1 – Student’s parents/ guardians; if not resolved…

STEP 2 – As appropriate, special education liaison, interventionist/Title I tutor; ESL teacher (possible IST referral); if not resolved…

STEP 3 – Guidance Staff at secondary level (possible IST team referral); if not resolved…

STEP 4 – Building Administration

Student Discipline concerns

STEP 1 – Student’s parents/ guardians; if not resolved…

STEP 2 – Building Administration (possible IST referral)

Harassment & bullying concerns involving students

STEP 1 - Building Administrator, if not resolved....

STEP 2 - Assistant Superintendent for PPS

Aspen Issues

STEP 1 -- Building-based Aspen mentors; if not resolved…

STEP 2 -- Aspen email help desk [email protected]; if not resolved…

STEP 3 -- Data Specialist in central office

504s

STEP 1 -- Guidance counselor OR 504 coordinator (at elementary school, the building administrator); if not resolved….

STEP 2 --Building administration; if not resolved…

STEP 3 -- Assistant Superintendent for PPS

PDPs and Professional Development and Licensure

STEP 1 - District Professional Development Handbook www.melroseschools.com/faculty-and-staff/professional-development-opport... ; if not resolved...

STEP 2 - At secondary level, Department Directors; if not resolved...

STEP 3 - Building Administration; if not resolved...

STEP 4 - Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning; if not resolved...

STEP 5 - Superintendent

Sick days and Personal/ Professional leave

STEP 1 - Building Secretary/Administrative Assistant; if not resolved...

STEP 2 - Building Administration; if not resolved...

STEP 3 - Assistant to Director of Finance for Payroll/Personnel (Sick days/benefits); if not resolved...

STEP 4 - Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools

Technology - Google, internet, printer, phone

STEP 1 – [email protected]; [email protected];

[email protected]; or [email protected]

STEP 2 - Chief Information Officer, Neal Ellis [email protected]

Copy Machines & Supplies

STEP 1 - Building Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Contact Information

Hoover Principal: Christina DiCalogero, 781-979-2180

Horace Mann Principal:  Dr. Stephen Goodwin, 781-979-2190

Lincoln Principal: Kristen St. George, 781-979-2250

Roosevelt Principal:  Mary Beth Maranto, 781-979-2270

Winthrop Principal:  Dr. Michael Tracy, 781-979-2280

Franklin Principal/Director:  Donna Rosso, 781-979-2260

Melrose Middle Principal:  Dr. Zachary Best, 781-979-2100

Melrose Middle Assistant Principal:  Jamie Parsons, 781-462-3102

Melrose High Principal:  Jason Merrill, 781-979-2200

Melrose High Assistant Principal:  Cari Berman, 781-462-3231

Melrose High Assistant Principal:  Bryan Corrigan, 781-462-3220

Director of Math, 6-12:  Laurie Greenwood, 781-462-3260

Director of ELA, 6-12:  Angela Singer, 781-462-3229

Director of Science, 6-12:  Melissa Rice, 781-462-4210                           

Director of Co-curricular, Health, Wellness and Physical Education:  Stephen Fogarty, 781-462-3223                            

Administrator for Counseling and Student Services (Interim):  Francesca LoGrasso, 781-462-3237                                                                              

Food Services Director:  Ken Dolce, 781-462-3219/3242

Ed. Stations Administrative Coordinator:  Karen Gennari, 781-462-3266

Director of Finance & Admin. Affairs:  Marianne Farrell, 781-979-2290

Asst. Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services:  Patti White-Lambright, 781-979-2160

Asst. Superintendent for Teaching & Learning:  Dr. Margaret Adams, 781-979-2166

Superintendent of Schools:  Cyndy Taymore, 781-979-2294

For all e-mail addresses, see staff directory: https://www.melroseschools.com/district-home/pages/school-staff-directories